Some very unfortunate and tragic news. According to WAVE3, a Louisville man has been arrested after a deadly motorcycle crash in South Louisville. Just before 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022, 55-year-old Shwe Tun allegedly pulled his vehicle out in front of a motorcyclist around the 5600 block of New Cut Road. This caused the motorcyclist to wreck. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist died later at the hospital. Shwe was taken to jail and charged with murder and driving under the influence of alcohol. Per the arrest citation, his blood alcohol level was at .149, well over the .08 legal limit.
Few events are ever more devastating than losing a loved one to a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver. When someone gets behind the wheel while intoxicated and caused a crash, it can devastate families emotionally, physically, and financially. On top of filing a claim against the drunk driver who caused the wreck, you may be able to file a lawsuit against whoever is responsible for supplying the drunk driver the alcohol.
Kentucky Revised Statute 413.241 outlines Kentucky’s dram shop laws. Under this statute, sellers of alcohol can be held liable when a customer injures another person if “a reasonable person under the same or similar circumstances should know the person served is already intoxicated at the time of serving.” Also, if the seller serves an underage customer the seller may be held liable for the drunken actions of the underaged customers.
The conditions under which an establishment or seller of alcohol can be held liable are very specific, so a consultation with an injury lawyer can determine if a lawsuit against a commercial establishment under the state’s dram shop liability laws is viable. Meagher Injury Lawyers offer free and confidential consultations. Our firm also works on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe nothing unless we win your case. Don’t Wait, Call Tate! today to learn if you have a viable dram shop case against a commercial seller of alcohol.